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JUST IN: Dave Koz & Friends’ show at Fraze Pavilion tonight postponed

UPDATED 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 20: The Friday, July 20, Dave Koz concert at Fraze Pavilion in Kettering has been postponed until Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, Fraze Pavilion announced.

“We apologize for any inconvenience and THANK YOU for your patience as we worked with the Koz team to reschedule this date for you. Tickets for tonight's show will be honored on September 9, 2018 or if you are unable to attend, refunds will be issued at the original point of purchase through September 8, 2018.  The safety of our guests, the artists, and our team are very important to us,” the Fraze just announced.


When Dave Koz & Friends’ Summer Horns Tour hits Fraze Pavilion in Kettering on Friday, July 20, it’ll be much different than the last two outings.

Koz and his saxophone-playing collaborators Gerald Albright, Richard Elliot and Mindi Abair had great success with the Grammy-nominated “Summer Horns” (2013). When Abair was unable to participate in the follow-up album, it allowed Koz, Albright and Elliot to expand their sound by enlisting trombonist Aubrey Logan and trumpeter Rick Braun.

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Koz recently discussed “Summer Horns II: From A to Z,” which was released on June 22.


“We had the opportunity to bring in trumpet and trombone, the heavy hitters, to create that classic horn section sound with sax. We all love that sound. It’s been a part of all genres of popular music for generations. That’s the sound we really took on for this project, which is very different from the last time we got together. We really wanted to celebrate that classic horn section sound in all the different genres and eras it’s been popular.”


“We all have successful solo careers. We travel the world playing our own music, but we all really began as ensemble players. When we get together as the ensemble Summer Horns it accesses a different part of our musical DNA. It’s in there as a blueprint. Playing next to somebody and creating sounds much bigger than your own sounds is a big part of who we are as musicians and that’s what this project is to all of us.”

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“The other big stars of this project are the three amazing horn arrangers. These are the guys that created the pop sound of the horn section. Greg Adams was one of the founding members and principal horn arrangers for Tower of Power. Tom Scott has arranged horns for everyone from Michael Jackson to Steely Dan and everyone in between. Gordon Goodwin, with his Big Fat Band, is one of the greatest horn arrangers of all time. We could be the greatest players in the world but without the right notes to play we’d sound like crap. It would be chaos.”

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“Not to make it too self-involved or self-important, but the society we’re living in just isn’t very nice. I like being part of something people can look at on the stage and say, ‘Look at them, they could each be doing their own show, but they chose to be together to support each other and to create something larger than their own interests, even if it’s just for this one summer.’ I love what that says.”


What: Dave Koz & Friends’ Summer Horns Tour featuring Gerald Albright, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot and Aubrey Logan

Where: Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 20

Cost: $46.50 law & terrace, $56.50 side orchestra, $66.50 center orchestra in advance. All ticket prices increase $5 day of show

More info: 937-296-3300 or

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Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies slay it in Lip Sync Challenge 

Challenge accepted and mic dropped. 

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies jumped  lip first into the police lip sync challenge  started about a month ago by Alexander Mena,  a deputy from the Bexar County sheriff’s office in Texas. 

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Officers from around the nation have taken the challenge, lip syncing to songs ranging from Diana Ross’  “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” to Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” 

Montgomery County deputies Nicholas DeVore and Craig Eaton took on “Whatever it  Takes” by Imagine Dragons. 

DeVore handles the bulk of the lip syncing, but Eaton holds his own in the head bopping department. 

Reba McEntire is coming to Columbus

Tickets are almost sold out to see Reba at the Celeste Center at the Ohio State Fair. 

  • Date: Thursday, July 26th 
  • Time: 7:00 PM 
  • Location: Ohio State Fair  
  • Ticket Prices: $55, $65 
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George Clinton is headed to Dayton for a FREE concert this week

The atomic dog  is coming to the land of funk to put one nation under a groove. 

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George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic will headline a free, outdoor concert Thursday, July 19, at Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway, 777 Hollywood Boulevard in Dayton. 

Bring your flashlight. 🔦 


Clinton’s hits include “Atomic Dog,” “Do Fries Come with that Shake,” “(Not Just) Knee Deep”  and “Erotic City.”

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With Parliament his hits include “Bop Gun,” “Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop,” “Chocolate City” and “Up for the Down Stroke.”

Funkadelic  songs include “One Nation Under a Groove,” “Maggot Brain” and “Freak of the Week.”


Dee Troxell, Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway’s director of marketing, said the doors open at 6 p.m. for the summer concert series show. 

“Get here early,” she said.  

As many as 1,500 people have attended other concerts held at the racino. 

Dayton band LYD featuring Yolanda Drake will open the show at 6:30 p.m.

Neo funk band MojoFlo of Dayton will hit the stage around 7:30 p.m. 

Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic will begin around 9 p.m. 


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A stage will be set up on the track and there will be chairs, bleacher seating and standing sections.  

Arrive early to get the best seats. Bleachers and chairs are available but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. After that, it will be standing-room-only.

Troxell said that this concert offers a good chance to see Clinton perform before he retires in 2019. 

It is fitting that he will perform here, she said. 

“Dayton is a city that is known for old school and funk,” Troxell said. 

Concertgoers will enter through the gaming floor so people are encouraged to bring their ID. It is a 21 years and older event. 

The band Foghat is scheduled to perform at the racino Friday, Aug. 17. Gates open at 6 p.m. and Foghat performance is set to start around 9 p.m. 


WHAT: George  Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic 

When: Thursday, July 19. Doors open at 6 p.m.  Clinton performs around 9 p.m. 

Where:  Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway, 777 Hollywood Boulevard in Dayton. 

Cost: Free

More information:

Omarosa in Dayton today for grand opening and you can see her

The friendships forged in college don’t always last. 

But it turns out that the one Dayton realtor Shannon Jackson and Omarosa Manigault-Newman formed in a Central State University communications class 26 years ago was made out of super strong stuff. 


“We connected on so many different levels,” said Manigault-Newman, a reality TV star and former assistant and a director of communications in the President Donald Trump administration. “She’s has had my back through good times and bad times and through rough patches.” 

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Manigault Newman, who is often referred to as just Omarosa, will have Jackson’s back today as Jackson and Kurt Jackson — her husband of 8 years and an agent for 25 years — open their HER Realtors office at 1024 W. Third St. in Dayton’s historic Wright-Dunbar neighborhood.  

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There will be a 12:30 p.m. flyover in Xenia today at Lewis A. Jackson Regional Airport led by Allan B. Taylor, Jackson’s brother, to recognize the neighborhood’s aviation heritage.  

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The public is invited to a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. at the new office. 

Jackson said she chose the neighborhood partly because it is central located, as her business serves all of the Miami Valley. 

She said she also is happy to contribute to Wright-Dunbar  revitalization. The building also contains the City of Dayton’s Innerwest Priority Board office. 

“I want to see the westside grow and develop, and I want to be a part of it,” Jackson said. 

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The office will have about 10 to 15 agents, Jackson said. 

Manigault-Newman now lives in Jacksonville, Florida and married Pastor John Allen Newman, the senior pastor of The Sanctuary at Mount Calvary, last year. 

An ordained minister herself, Manigault-Newman works with her husband. The Youngstown native studied at the United Theological Seminary in Dayton and the Payne Theological Seminary in Wilberforce. 

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She said she and Jackson both share a deep connection to their mothers and keep faith as the center of everything they do. 

 “Our marriages are based on hope, faith and love,” she said. “This move into her new physical space is a move so she can help the community more. So people can experience the greatest thing you can as an American and that is to be a homeowner.” 

New Father’s Day Beer, Bourbon and Brunch event targets Dayton dads who like to eat AND drink

How  does a little BBB sound to celebrate your padre?

Justin White, the executive chef of The Wright Place and the Holiday Inn at 2800 Presidential Drive in Fairborn, is hosting a brand new Father’s Day Beer, Bourbon and Brunch at the hotel Sunday, June 17. 

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There will be seatings at noon and 2 p.m. 

“We’re honoring dad with a special celebration highlighted by a few of his favorite things,” White said in a release. “Featuring bourbon-infused foods and drinks, local craft beer, live music and baseball, we have something for everyone in the family — but especially for dads.”


The brunch is $31 per adult. The cost is $24 for seniors and military personnel and $13 for children. 

Children age 5 and younger will be admitted free of charge. 

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Adults will receive a pint of Yuengling as part of the brunch. Brew from Warped Wing and Lock 27 will be available for purchase.

There will also be several hand-crafted cocktails using Stillwrights Bourbon, produced from the nearby Bath Twp. distillery Flat Rock Spirits. 

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The meal includes bourbon-glazed ribs, mac and beer cheese, assorted smoked sausages and brats cooked in beer, Lemon Shandy-grilled bone-in chicken, bourbon baked beans, brisket sliders, salmon patties with cornbread stuffing and jalapenos, grilled corn on the cob with lime-Parmesan butter, and pecan bourbon pie.

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The hotel will raffle off Cincinnati Reds and Dragons baseball tickets during the day. Each adult will be entered to win. 


Call (937) 431-4631.

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Folks behind one of Dayton’s most beloved festivals now serving lunch TODAY 

You don’t have to wait until the dog days of summer to enjoy the tastes of one of Dayton’s favorite festivals. 

Dayton Liederkranz-Turner, the German club behind Germanfest Picnic set for Aug. 10, 11 and 12 at RiverScape MetroPark, introduced a new Monday lunch a week ago. 

Patricia Kister, a loyal member of the club located at 1400 E. Fifth St. in Dayton’s St. Anne’s Hill historic neighborhood, hipped us on to the lunch and even shared a few pics.

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The lunch to be held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays—today included — is open to the public.

Carryout meals are available.

The menu includes brats, metts, schnitzel with gravy and a host of Germantastic sides like red cabbage, potato salad, noodles and of course sauerkraut. 

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The club will also have weekly specials, according to a post on its Facebook page. 

Today’s special is rouladen /rotkraut and spätzle. 

On June 18, the club expects to serve linse and spätzle with a salad as a special.  On June 25, it will be  weiß wurst with a pretzel.

Prost to that! 

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What: German lunch 

Where: Dayton Liederkranz Turner, 1400 E. Fifth St. in Dayton’s St. Anne’s Hill historic neighborhood

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays. 

Price: Most meals are $7.50 to $12.50

Contact: FacebookWebsite 

JUST ANNOUNCED: Ziggy Marley adds Dayton-area concert  

An eight-time Grammy winner with “The Power to Move Ya” is set to play in the Dayton area. 

Reggae icon Ziggy Marley will perform at the Rose Music Center at The Heights on Tuesday, Sept. 11 with Steel Pulse.  

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Tickets will go on sale 11 a.m. Friday, June 8 at and the Rose Music Center Box Office. 

Marley, the son of Rita Marley and reggae legend Bob Marley, recently released Rebellion Rise, his seventh full-length solo studio album. 

Marley long ago stepped out of his father’s famous shadow. 

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He had eight records with Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers including “Look Who’s Dancing," "Tomorrow People" and "Tumbling Down," before starting his solo career in 2003 with the album “Dragonfly.”

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He won Grammys in the best reggae album category in 2006,  2013, 2014 and 2016 for the self-titled Ziggy Marley, which marked his fourth consecutive debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Reggae Album Chart. Marley first children’s album “Family Time” won the 2009 Grammy for “Best Children’s Album.” 

He also won a Daytime Emmy Award for “I Love You Too,” which shares its title with his 2012 debut children’s book. 

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JUST IN: New Dayton Burger Week coming, and one restaurant is giving away free Bonnaroo tickets to celebrate

Prepare yourself for a week of juicy burgers served for a mint as part of a brand new food festival. 

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Dayton Burger Week, a partnership between Cincinnati CityBeat and The Ohio Beef Council, is set for Aug. 6 to 12.

Participating restaurants will sell gourmet burgers for $5 each. 

Mudlick Tap House  is among the restaurants that have signed on to participate. 

Jennifer Dean, the co-owner of the eatery at 135 E. Second St. in downtown Dayton, plans to offer three burgers: its signature Black Hawk Farms wagyu beef burger,  its white bean tabbouleh burger and one created by the winner of a social media contest that also comes with a pair of tickets to the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.

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BONNAROO TICKETS: Dean said the person who posts the “best burger tribute” to an act performing in the festival — set for June 7-10 in Manchester, Tenn. — in the comments of Facebook and Instagram posts about the contests will win.

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They will receive the tickets, two Bonnaroo fanny packs and their burger on the burger week menu. 

“We thought it would be fun,” Dean said of the contest that closes at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 3.  

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Here is the description from the Facebook page: 

From gourmet blends to off-menu specialties and even beer pairings, this is a week dedicated to America’s sweetheart, the Hamburger! Each restaurateur and Chef will prepare their unique take on the burger. Dine-In, Take-Out, & Delivery options available, depending on location. 

The idea is to get people to embrace the food, culture and Dayton-love while getting them out to eat, drink, and try new places!  

Burger week will draw hardcore burger fanatics and people that can appreciate a good hearty meal. So fire up the grill and let burger mania take control!

Dean said the week will be similar to Cincinnati Burger Week, set for July 16-22. 

Jill Scott, Dave Chappelle give props to Dayton funk 

Dayton funk got major props during the final night of Dave Chappelle’s epic Juke Joint inside a Yellow Springs farm’s barn. 

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Not only did Chappelle give props to Dayton funk legend Roger Troutman and his family band Zapp, but Dayton resident Millie Smith told us singer Jill Scott belted out Shirley Murdock’s 1986 classic “As We Lay” following a medley of songs from Zapp.  

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Murdock, a Toledo native, was a background singer for Zapp.

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Larry Troutman and Ohio Players keyboardist Billy Beck wrote “As We Lay.” 

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Roger Troutman helped Murdock, who recorded at his Dayton record studio, get a record deal with Elektra Records.  

Smith said the shout out to Dayton funk was “super dope,” but topped by the tribute to Prince. 

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Tickets went on sale on Thursday, May 24, 2018, for the  two nights of  Chappelle’s Juke Joint featuring DJ D-Nice and musician Fred Yonnet and The Band With No Name. 

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Both nights of the cellphone-free parties (thus no public videos) sold out within 15 minutes. 

Scott commanded the stage both nights. 

Besides Scott,  comedians Donnell Rawlings,  Amy Schumer and Hannibal Buress; Jarobi White of A Tribe Called Quest;  rapper Doug E. Fresh and singer Martin Luther McCoy were among the celebrities spotted during the Juke Joints held in a barn on Whitehall Farms in the Tecumseh Land Trust. Chappelle had his first Juke Joint in Yellow Springs in 2015. He has since had similar bashes all around the country.

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